Keswick Reviews




danlo
3.1
Keswick K1 Chocolate Orange
330ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington. Ruby brown colour, tan foamy head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of chocolate & malt, some citrus. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate & coffee, ash, with hints of tangy orange zest, spice and lingering earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roasty bitter finish. Quite OK.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

MarcoDL
3
Keswick Sticklebarn
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of sweet caramelised malt, grain and bitters. Taste is quite the same as the aroma. Not bad, solid bitter golden ale.
Friday, May 06, 2016

Mjp12
2
Keswick Thirst Quencher
Fairly bland keg blonde, it drinks rather more like a macro lager, lacking much hop influence.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Mjp12
2.2
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Sweet malt aroma, listed as an IPA, but not getting much hop flavour, just lots of malt to boost the abv.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mjp12
3
Keswick Dark Horse
Lots of dark fruit aromas and a caramel influence, but this still has enough balance so its too sweet, and quite drinkable
Thursday, February 18, 2016

zacgillbanks
2.4
Keswick Park Your Thirst
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Golden coloured with a toffee and fruity flavour, malty notes and dry bitterness on the caramel finish.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

allmyvinyl
3.3
Keswick Black Star
Cask at the Kings Head, Carlisle. Pours clear ruby brown with a tin beige head. Aromas of light toffee. Taste is light spice, more toffee. Clean finish. Ok body.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

RichardW
3.3
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. Clean and tasty gold ale. There’s some light grassiness in the aroma, the taste is slightly earthy but there’s a little citrusy grapefruit and a dry papery finish. Great session strength beer, with enough character and taste to keep drinking and enjoying.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

gegwilson
3.1
Keswick Thirst Fall
Cask in the Dog & Gun, Keswick. Amber with a cream head. Malty aroma. Fruity malt flavour. OK.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

thmsboyd
3.5
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle BBE: Jan 2016. Well-chilled. Pours a clear amber body with medium, tight, off-white head. Medium intensity ripe banana and apricot, with some sprucey hops on the nose. To taste: medium sweetness matched by a medium bitterness. Medium-light bodied with a slightly sticky texture, medium-low carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Overall a technically good beer, lacking a little flavour and depth.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

thmsboyd
3.4
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle BBE: Apr 2016. Chilled. Pours a clear chestnut brown body with medium, tight, off-white head; good lacing. Rich treacle toffee nose, a little floral. Dominant, medium-heavy sweetness to taste; a little butterscotch. Full-bodied with a creamy texture, medium-low carbonation (spot on for style) and a tooth-coating, honey-sweet finish. Overall an enjoyable, but overly sweet ale.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
3.6
Keswick Park Your Thirst
Bottle BBE: Nov 2015. Chilled. Some froth-over when opened, pours a hazy amber-gold with large, foamy, off-white head. Hop-forward, citrus aromas with strong grapefruit and bitter lemon. A hint of resin. Light sweetness, a light-medium sourness and only a touch of bitterness. Light-medium bodied with a smooth texture, low-medium carbonation, and a tart, fruity finish. Not your average English golden ale, this is very clean and fruity, but lacks bitterness and body.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
3
Keswick Thirst Session
Bottle BBE: Oct 2015. Chilled. Pours a clear chestnut brown with huge, towering, creamy tan head. Medium intensity toasty aroma, with a soapy, burnt orange, Belgian yeast character. Light-medium sweetness and a light bitterness. A little flabby. Medium-light bodied with quite a thin, watery texture. Medium-low carbonation and a short, roasted malt finish. Overall a fairly bog-standard bitter, but with nice toasty character and good head/lacing.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
2.4
Keswick Thirst Gold
Bottle BBE: Apr 2016. Well-chilled. Pours a clear amber body with medium, creamy, tight, off-white head. Medium-light biscuity aroma with limey citrus and a hint of cardboard. Medium-heavy sweetness and very little bitterness. Very light-bodied with a silky texture, low carbonation and no finish. Maybe a bit too cold to take anything from this. Very light and bland.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

jamesie1857
3.2
Keswick Thirst Gold
On cask at Dog and Gun, Keswick (as "Keswick Woof and Bang") - Hazy straw body, thick pillowy white head. Lots of citrus at the top of the aroma, with a grassiness and resinous at the back. Taste is equally grassy, but has a decent hoppy kick to pull it out of the bland. Unspectacular, but refreshing.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

jamesie1857
3.3
Keswick Thirst Session
On cask, Dog and Gun, Keswick - Clear old gold body with a thick foamy head which is lasting quite a while. A floral nose with some grass and sweetness there. The first taste is sweet, but goes into a bitter toffee-cum-caramel taste. Kinda oily and moderate carbonation, with a malty aftertaste. Not too bad.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

imdownthepub
3.5
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask conditioned at The Langstrath Country Inn, Stonethwaite, Cumbria. Gold with white head. Sweetish, honeyed, fruity beer, light and fairly flowery with just a finishing bitterness. Very decent after a long haul over Greenup Edge, I had several.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
2.8
Keswick Thirst Ascent
500ml bottle from Tebay Serives in the M6. Deep gold colour with little or no head. Malt and caramel aroma typical of a bitter taste slightly sweet with a tiny amount of bitterness.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

RichardW
3.5
Keswick Black Star
Cask Moo Bar Carlisle. Great to see a new dark mild from a Cumbrian brewery. Chocolatey and nutty, deep ruby black colour. Lightly roasted flavour, with a subtle bitter finish. Great example of an English Dark Mild.
Monday, February 23, 2015

dogbomb
3.1
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask. Branded "Woof & Bang". 3.6. Amber gold with a thick white head. Nose is banana and citrus fruits. Creamy mouth feel with banana, wheat and grapes. Light and easy with a mid bitter finish. Quaff, quaff, quaff.
Friday, February 13, 2015

gegwilson
2.5
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask in Eaten by Monsters, Carlisle. Deep golden with a good off-white head. Not much to report about the flavour. A citrusy beer with a little toast that’s pretty bland and watery.
Saturday, November 08, 2014

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Keswick Thirst Gold
50cl bottle from Ambleside Wines. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - mostly pale malt but just a hint of citrus. Taste - a bit more citrus but still dominated by pale malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and quite a pleasant finish though more bitterness would not have been amiss. Overall - very sessionable if a little uninteresting.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scottishchris
2.7
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle from Keswick bottle shop. Pours slightly hazy deep golden. Small frothy white head. Biscuit and malt on the nose. Faintly floral. Lightish body. Low carbonation but pleasant. A little watery with very light hops. Pleasant enough and drinkable.
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Scottishchris
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Pours clear dark golden with small white head. Lots if caramel on the nose. Carbonated well. Sweetish, medium body. Caramel and malt. Decent pint
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

mr_h
3.4
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear deep golden, bubbly white head, yeasty, fruity aroma, no lacing, caramel, fruity, bit thin, but easy to drink, refreshing
Friday, October 18, 2013

mr_h
3.7
Keswick Thirst Fall
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear amber brown, very thin off-white head, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, thin film of lacing, sweet, chocolate malty flavour, nice malty finish
Friday, October 18, 2013

danlo
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington Market. Pours an orange golden amber colour, off-white foam head that dissipates and aroma of malt, resin, citrus, oaky wood. Taste is sweet malty caramel, oak, vanilla along with fruity resiny notes and a spicy bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
Saturday, May 25, 2013

PaulW
3.4
Keswick Thirst Fall
Bottle from the Lakes. A style that has almost seemed to have died out in recent trends. The beer pours a dark Seville Orange Marmalade colour. Lightly carbonated, the beer smells of dark berries and chocolate. This fruit/chocolate theme continues on the first taste. The balance is good, and body lighter than you might think. It tastes juicy and summery on one hand, but warming and autumnal on the other. Nice and, now, just a little bit old fashioned.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

downender
3.5
Keswick Thirst Fall
On gravity at Bristol beef festival, 16/3/2013. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, with chocolate powder and caramel, nutty malts and a slight savoury edge of green herbs, leading to a lingering, bitter finish. Good.
Sunday, March 24, 2013

mike_77
3.7
Keswick Thirst Fall
Very smooth and easy to drink. Aroma has plenty of toasty malt and the flavour also adds a chocolately finish.
Monday, December 31, 2012

zacgillbanks
2.6
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Personal Drinks Company ale now brewed by Keswick Brewing Co. Golden coloured with toffee and caramel with a biscuity and slight bitter finish.
Monday, September 03, 2012

Rune
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
500ml bottle picked up at the excellent Microbar in Manchester and carried home for a drinking session with Finn. Firm off-white head, some of remaining. Next to clear amber coloured body. Smell is dry with leafs and resin. Dried fruity taste added by bready malts, rather jam-like. Fruit bitter ending. Oily palate. Quite likable, a bit heavy to drink though (Tromsø, 18.07.2012).
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finn
3.1
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Flaske 0,5l påspandert av og delt med Rune under middag i WC74 18 Jul 12. Lysebrun. Høyt luftig skum. Forsiktig fruktig aroma. Smaken er søt aprikos & blomster med hint av mandler. Syrlig bitter ettersmak. Søtt helhetsinntrykk. Litt tung-drikkelig. Lite som minner om en IPA.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

johndoughty
3.2
Keswick Thirst Pitch
Bottle.Bronze with low carbonation. Thin and lacking in body. Some maltiness. Quite pleasant at first but soon fades into averageness.
Friday, March 16, 2012

Dr_Butty
3.2
Keswick Thirst Run
Dog and Gun, Keswick. A pale ale, golden but a little hazy, not perfectly clear. Head goes quickly. Little aroma, hint of hops. Good body, biscuity malt and slightly floral hops. No great bitterness for a pale ale. Drinkable stuff though.
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dr_Butty
3.4
Keswick Thirst Preview
Dog and Gun, Keswick. One of Keswick Brewery’s dark golden bitters. Served a little cold, but a malt and hops aroma precedes a very well balanced pint with fruity malt and bitter hops. Very good indeed.
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dr_Butty
3.7
Keswick Thirst Winter
Tried in the Dog and Gun, Keswick. A golden bitter, but deep golden in colour. Slight malt and hops aroma. Weak head which goes quickly. Slightly sweet and fruity (raisins?) with drier finish. Not a typical winter bree, but very good nonetheless.
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Benjii
2.7
Keswick Thirst Gold
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, yeast and a little apple. Yeasty flavour with caramel, hay and barley. Quite a dry finish with low carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter. Just OK.
Monday, November 14, 2011

cgarvieuk
3.2
Keswick Thirst Gold
cask at cloisters ... thin white head ... soft mellow grapefuit hop nose ... dull fruit hop ... little oily body ... little grapefruit .. lightest pine ... very blah
Monday, November 14, 2011

RichardW
3.6
Keswick Thirst Blood
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Not much in the way of hops discernible, but malt dominates with a beautiful smoothness. Faintest whiff of roast comes through, but very big on caramel. Deep red appearance, the alcohol is well hidden, long finish and full-flavoured.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

dynamiteninja
2.8
Keswick Thirsty Badger
Cask, The Badger Bar, Rydal. Given the pub’s name, this was probably a rebadge. This was a session bitter, with an ABV of around 3.7% if memory serves. Probably Thirst Rescue. Amber with a thin white head. Outstanding lacing. Floral, fruity, juicy malt. Light bittersweet taste. Gentle dry finish. A very nice session bitter.
Friday, September 02, 2011

DruncanVeasey
2.7
Keswick Thirst Preview
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Brassy with a skim of head. Raffia tablemat aroma. Taste; lightly buttered raffia, biscuit, pine. Wotsits finish with honey and corn. A beer this light probably needs more hop to survive the festival treatment. Not as poor as initially feared.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BeerViking
2.6
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Cask/gravity at LD11. Golden brown with a small coarse white head. Malt & a hint of honey on the nose, more chewy malt in the body with a balancing bitterness. A good but somewhat ordinary malty northern bitter.
Friday, March 11, 2011

fonefan
2.8
Keswick Thirst Quencher

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, chlorine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100805]

Sunday, January 30, 2011

BeerCast_Rich
3.8
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
[500ml bottle from deli in Ullswater] Deepish gold colour with a thin white lacing. Like all their bottled beers I’ve had, extremely carbonated and very fizzy. Aromas of caramel and an almost saccharine sweetness. On the taste extremely sweet, almost cloyingly so. Really no balance here – from a 7% IPA the hop profile is negligible, as is the alcohol warmth. Not great A5 A3 F5 P3 O11 [15012011] Re-rate from cask at CAMRA/SIBA NWRF 2011 - pours golden amber with a decent white head. Aromas of grassy hop and a touch of alcohol. The sweetness is much reduced - clearly I got a duff bottle before. It’s still fairly sweet - but as you’d expect from a 7% cask IPA. The malt profile is actually really nice - definite improvement [23102011]
Monday, January 17, 2011

BeerCast_Rich
2.8
Keswick Thirst Ascent
[500ml bottle from deli in Ullswater] Pale straw golden colour with a healthy carbonation – large head, and constant stream of bubbles. Right down the lines of a bitter golden ale – some mild hop aromas and flavour, a mild astringency but a decent finish. There’s some barnyard in there as well. Drinkable [15012011]
Monday, January 17, 2011

BeerCast_Rich
3
Keswick Thirst Pitch
[500ml bottle from deli in Ullswater] Pours dark brownish amber, highly carbonated from the bottle. Sweet, fruity aroma with a tinge of something quite bitter. On the palate, quite thin but a decent malty flavour with a touch of smoke. The decent malt backbone saves this, there’s a definite vegetal side to it. Decent but not amazing [15012011]
Monday, January 17, 2011

anders37
3
Keswick Thirst Quencher
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a dry malty hoppy weak bitter hoppy citrus finish.
Saturday, January 08, 2011

MoritzF
3.4
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
(bottle) Clear, deep golden colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Moderately sweet and bready malty, also slightly nutty aroma with a discreetly hoppy touch. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Bready malt-character with notes of cookies and marzipan; sweet malt-accented finish with almondy notes and a subtle fruity and vinous finish. 15.XII.10
Friday, December 17, 2010

MoritzF
3.6
Keswick Thirst Noel
(bottle) Clear, dark brown colour with a beige and short foamy head. Roasty malty and spicy aroma with caramel, earthy notes and a subtle fruity hoppy touch. Sweet and discreetly bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Roast-malty and earthy base with notes of caramel, marzipan/almonds and a mildly fruity, almost vinous touch towards the sweet and slightly roasty bitter finish with spicy hops and a tinge chocolate in the aftertaste. Pretty good. 15.XII.10
Friday, December 17, 2010